Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites


I have to admit, this dessert is my new addiction.

A BIG one!

Combining the delicious bananas, flavorful chocolate, dried fruits and nuts, it offers a healthy and satisfying indulgence.

And the best thing about it? This dessert can be frozen so you can have a bite or two whenever you wish.

I just love it!



To make your own Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites, you need these ingredients.

So, so simple.



1. First, slice the bananas.



2. Then break up the chocolate…



… and melt it in your microwave oven.



3. Next, chop the dried fruits and nuts a bit.



4. To make the magic happen, dunk the banana slices in the chocolate.

Using two forks works great here.



5. Place the chocolate covered slices on a cooling rack. Since this is a little messy part, it would be absolutely great if you could place a piece of parchment paper under the rack.



Just like this.



6. Then sprinkle with the chopped fruits and nuts.

7. Finally, place the rack with the banana bites in the fridge to firm up a bit. After about 1/2 hour, using a sharp spatula, transfer the bites on a tray, cover with a plastic wrap and place in the freezer.



Enjoy this deliciousness, dear friends!

And have a very lovely week, too!


(This amazing recipe was adapted from


New Pattern – Simple Crocheted Cap


A couple of months ago I posted a picture of some crocheted caps here on this little blog of mine.

The caps were crocheted by the loveliest person I know, by my Mom.

Almost immediately after I hit the ‘publish’ button, I received lots and lots of comments and emails asking me for the pattern. And I have been receiving messages like these up until today.

So, I have some good news for those of you who waited! And thank you for your patience, by the way!

I have finally started to work on the ‘cap’ thing and here’s MY FIRST CAP DESIGN.

My cap number one.

It is not exactly what my Mom made, I will have finished a pattern for that one in about two weeks, I hope.

So, the cap number two – the crocheted beret, is coming soon.



To introduce the cap number one, I’d have to say it’s really simple.

It almost looks knitted, doesn’t it? But it’s not. This is the good old crochet.



It’s really warm and super-cozy.



But beware! This cap thing might get pretty addictive. You definitely won’t stop after one. And that’s why your friends and family will love you even more. 🙂



If you’d like to create the caps like these, then you can find more details about the pattern in MY SHOP!

Enjoy your crafting!

With love,


Random Joy – About Yarn, Needles And Angels


I am so thankful that yarn exists on this planet. What would I do without it? I don’t even want to imagine.

Working with yarn always takes me into a different dimension – a calm one where everything is slow, quiet a peaceful… pure heaven.

These are some of my recent yarn-involving, bliss-inducing experiences…



Trying a new colorful pattern for a cowl. This was really relaxing.



For the first time in my life, I knitted with short circular needles.

Oh, and by the way, I really enjoyed this short break from crocheting.

Also, I was quite surprised by how smooth and easy it is to work with this kind of needles. They seem to be just the perfect thing for cowls.



Would you like to hear a little secret of mine? Yes? Well… sometimes, just for fun, I spray the skeins of yarn with a few drops of my favorite perfume.

Have I mentioned other dimensions before? Then this takes you even further…



And now for something completely different. Actually, not that much, really…

I have long been an admirer of famous Icelandic knitting and especially their sweaters. As I found out lately, the sweaters are made using long circular needles.

The result?

I looted the nearest craft shop soon after and left the shop people completely bewildered and needle-less.

We are talking investments here… Investments? It is very important! And I like investing. A lot!



See, this is what I’m talking about!



My new secret project. I am addicted already. You will see the result soon.



And this is the last thing that I wanted to show you today… It was only recently when I learned that angels like to feast on water that has evaporated near a burning candle.

So if there are any angels near me, which I firmly believe there are, I’d just like them to be well fed… I am also a food blogger, after all…

Have a lovely day!

With love,



New Pattern – Crochet Crocodile Stitch Cowl


I think I might have just created the warmest cowl on earth.

It is SOOOOO warm.

If you are looking for a fun crochet project and you like playful and easy patterns (because this project is definitely muuuch easier than it looks), then I think that this neck warmer is a great thing for you… or your loved ones… or basically anybody who likes to keep their neck warm :).



Since it uses thicker yarn a bigger hook, this cowl can be whipped up in almost no time.


And have I already said that it’s very playful? M&M kind of playful.



To find more details about this pattern, you are welcome to visit my online shop.



P.S.: I am now toying with the idea of using a similar colorful stripey approach to make my Crocodile Stitch Bag. So tempting! What do you think…?


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